Which cue to buy ?
5/7/2009 6:07:39 PM
Which cue to buy ?
I have been playing pool for almost 50 years (ok i'm an old guy LOL)
I have had many cues but now i need a new one and i'm stuck at around $350.00 thats it. I have narrowed it down to a Buska replica or a Joss JSM-70. I was able to hit a Joss at a local dealer and it felt just fine. I have yet to find a Buska replica to hit. These 2 cues have the eye appeal for me.But i don't know about the quality of them.
Any opinions or real world experiance with either one would be welcome.
Which cue to buy ?
Replies & Comments
- quickshot on 5/7/2009 6:34:03 PM
I can understand after all the years of playing, and numorous sticks, a desire for something new. Let me see now:
50 yrs of playing would probably put you bbetween 65-75. That is not old. It is a little older than some other people and younger than a lot of others. I myself will never see 78 again.
So, my question, something I always wondered about, is why someone would buy a replica of a once famous stick
instead of buying one of the new breed of sticks. Buying a replica is paying for the product name and certainly not the same degree of craftmanship. Paying for a name is a waste of money. Good luck with what ever you get.
My 2 pennies worth. a
- measureman on 5/7/2009 9:13:04 PM
i'm 62, I did say "almost" 50 years. I am only considering the Buska replica for no other reason then i like how it
looks. Old school and classic. Also it is the one made by Adams and they have a pretty good reputation.
- BigDaddy on 5/8/2009 10:58:03 AM
I might not be as old as you gentleman but i have been playing pool for my entire life (20 years) but im what you could call a trader and a collector of pool cues iv owned and shot with many different cues: players, cuetecs, rages, lucasi, meucci, meucci original, vintage just to name a few, now i believe you said you like the way a buska rep looks they are not near the quality and i have to agree its a waste of money how ever the best looking and shooting cues i have ever had are my Meucci Hall of Fame, HOF-1,if you want to look it up, and my Meucci original
- measureman on 5/8/2009 12:31:17 PM
I think you were saying that the Buska replica was not the same as the original,this i know but i figured it would be a decent cue because its made by Adams. So with all the cues you have seen which would be your choice simply from a quality stand point ? Just for referance past cues
Viking = not impressed
Old Palmer = with i still had it
Mali = not impressed
Schon= with i still had it . Best of all i have had
Meucci = Played great but fell apart (warped-fuerle cracked)
Cue -Tec= Nice hit but hated the fiberglass shaft always sticky
So Joss or Buska replica ?
- Mitch Alsup on 5/8/2009 2:54:07 PM
A couple of points:
- I know of a well-known reputable company that still has a small quantity of the previous generation Predator cues--many of which fall into your price range.
- as you near $400 you start to get into the area where a cue maker will make you a (plain) cue--any way you want it. Tip diameter, taper, shaft wood, joint...
- quickshot on 5/8/2009 4:04:05 PM
I didn't see the almost, the 50 just jumped out at me. Eye appeal is a big factor, but you have answered your own question as to quality. The doubt is there. I would suggest to you to get on the net and look at what is available out there with 21st century technology. Do your home work and you will not be sorry. Good luck.
- BigDaddy on 5/8/2009 6:24:41 PM
like i said earlier my meucci's have never let me down my Hall of fame iv had for 4 years and while iv only have my original for about a year it was made in 1984 and i just ordered a new black dot shaft for it, but their the best ones iv ever had
- guest on 5/27/2009 5:35:27 AM
I think that the Joss pool cue is the way to go. I recently picked up a used joss pool cue off of eBay not to long ago for under 200 dollars. Of course the cue is used but it is beautiful. I wasn't too happy with the shaft so I replaced it with a Predator 314 2nd Generation. The combination of the two make for a great hit with a striking appearance. Just my two cents. Good luck!
- measureman on 6/25/2009 2:41:22 PM
I ordered a McDermott and then found out it was made in China.I may have not cancelled it if it were not for the fact that thier web site brags about all thier cues being "American made".So i went to a local dealer and tried out a Joss. The shaft had a terrible taper and was out of round. Again if you go the Joss website Dan Janes says he inspects every cue that leaves the shop,guess he was off that day. I then found a Lucasi that was as perfect as one could expect from an inexpensive production cue and i bought it. I really wanted to buy American made but between McD not disclosing the fact that some of thier cues are made in China and shoddy workman ship on the Joss i said screw it and bought Chinese made.
- slimdaddy on 6/26/2009 12:01:50 PM
I suggest a predator sneaky pete with a 314 shaft. thats close to your price range and it has new technology.
- William Erby on 7/6/2009 8:26:38 AM
Before you buy a cue try FURY they have a low end which shoots great and middle of the line also a high end cue. All these cues shoot and look fantastic and it cost nothing to try one.
- buckshotshoey on 7/15/2009 8:19:51 PM
For that price range, I would seriously consider a custom cue. I played with my brothers Pechauer and though it to be a top quality cue in workmanship and playability. Some other customs will fall into your price range also. So don't count out looking into custom over a production.
Another option, if not better, is to spend $200 bucks or so and upgrade your existing cue with a high performance shaft. There are many on the market today....Predator, OB-1, Tiger, three different McDermott choices, and so on. If you have a good, well balanced butt that feels good to you, why buy a whole new cue that might not be balanced the way you are used to? I am probably going to put an OB-1 on my Viking as a cost saving measure and get, hopefully, better performance for less money then buying a new cue.
- mel89 on 7/16/2009 7:23:18 AM
I have a beautiful Jacoby stick that I'm trying to sell. I had a baby last summer and no longer go to the bars or play in a league.
I would have to sell her for $450.00 including shipping. I also have another Jacoby stick that I would let go for $325 including the shipping. There is also an extra shaft and a case that holds both cues and the extra shaft. All the tips are Talismans.
If interested pm me your email address and I will email you picture's.
Jeanette Lee has at least one Jacoby stick in her arsenal.
- ChallengeChalkie on 7/25/2009 11:11:50 PM
How come you're not impressed with Viking cues?
Which cue to buy ?
- Title: Which cue to buy ?
- Author: measureman
- Published: 5/7/2009 6:07:39 PM